General - Cosmetic - Reconstructive Dentistry
Dr Oliver Colman - General & Cosmetic Dentist

Crown, Bridge & Implant

Contact us today to book an appointment at our Bondi Junction dental practice 

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The team at Colman Dentistry in Bondi Junction, looks forward to helping you acheive your oral health goals. We offer general, preventative, cosmetic, reconstructive and emergency services.  

Contact us today to book an appointment at our Bondi Junction dental practice 

Contact our family friendly dental practice 

The team at Colman Dentistry in Bondi Junction, looks forward to helping you acheive your oral health goals. We offer general, preventative, cosmetic, reconstructive and emergency services.  


Crowns, Bridges and Implants are all a branch of prosthetic dentistry  •  Crowns are often used to strengthen a tooth or improve its colour and shape  •  Bridges and implant retained crowns are used to replace missing teeth  •  Dental Implants have revolutionized the treatment of missing teeth and provide excellent long term results.


Did you break a tooth? Is a large cavity forcing you to chew your food on the other side of your mouth? A dental crown is a restoration that preserves the weaker, internal portion of a tooth that has large areas of decay or fractures.Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth above the gumline, returning the structural integrity to the tooth so that it can once again function as normal.

After we repair your tooth with a dental crown, you’ll be able to bite and chew just as you did before the tooth was damaged. Because it covers the entire tooth, a crown protects the weaker areas inside the tooth that would otherwise soften, decay, or break apart.The design of your crown will significantly affect the way your smile looks, so at Smile by Design we focus on aesthetics as well as general restorative treatment.

When Are Crowns Necessary?

Dental crowns are the last line of restorative treatment available to preserve a tooth. They are often used:

  • After root canal therapy.
  • To restore broken, fractured teeth.
  • When replacing old, large fillings.
  • To treat non-vital teeth.

A crown is placed on a tooth when it is not possible to restore it with a filling. Fillings will only repair a portion of the tooth, but very large fillings cannot structurally withstand normal biting. A crown will distribute pressure evenly over the entire restoration, and protect the tooth from fracturing.

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain crowns are best used on your front teeth, because the material closely resembles your natural tooth enamel. Some materials look fake, bulky, or do not blend in. This is not the case with a porcelain crown. Dr. Oliver Colman prefers this material for restoring the front teeth, as it helps recreate our patients’ smiles in the most natural way. Colman Dentistry porcelain crowns are the most natural-looking crown treatment that modern dentistry has to offer.

Composite Crowns

Composite materials used in crowns make them more durable than some other types of cosmetic dental crowns. This makes composite crowns ideal for placement on the back teeth, which do plenty of grinding during normal use. Unlike the gold crowns often used on back teeth, composite crowns will blend in when you’re laughing, smiling, or talking with your friends. They also prevent the silver metal margin that is visible on some types of cosmetic crowns. At Smile by Design, we use only the highest quality of composite crowns, and specially design them to fit right in with your other teeth, so that they feel as if they’re not even there.

Unfortunately, composite crowns are not as natural-looking as porcelain, which means they aren’t ideal for use on the front teeth. Due to the way the material is produced, they can also stain more than crowns made from other materials. This makes composite crowns ideal for use in the back teeth, where the appearance still matters, but small stains or colouration will not mean a significant impact on the aesthetics of your smile.


What are Dental Bridges?

Dental Bridges are a cosmetic dental treatment for the replacement of missing teeth. The treatment focuses not just on the affected tooth but also any damaged teeth adjacent to it, strengthening all of the teeth as a result. If you are not sure if you need dental Bridges, book yourself in for a full dental check-up and your dentist will advise on the best and most effective course of treatment for your needs.

The difference between Bridges and crowns

A dental crown is usually a single casing used to replace one tooth. It fits over the tooth to strengthen it and improve its appearance. Teeth Bridges are one or more false teeth that are anchored onto adjoining teeth, using a series of crowns to replace missing teeth and fill gaps.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Bridges? Bridges can:

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore the ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

The procedure for dental Bridges

Once your dentist has assessed you during your initial consultation and you are happy with your dental treatment plan, then the procedure for Bridges will require two separate appointments.

Preparing the teeth:

Colman dentistry will take a mould of your teeth for our local dental laboratory, so they can prepare an exact match.

Dental bridge fitting: You will return to Colman dentistry in Bondi Junction to have your teeth Bridges fitted and to ensure a comfortable fit, with a natural feel and appearance. Your dentist will run through your care plan with you but, generally speaking, dental Bridges should be regarded as a long-term solution for missing teeth.

Call our Colman Dentistry in Bondi Junction on 02 93691830 . We can book your first check-up appointment.


What are dental implants?

Dental implantation is the process of replacing missing teeth or teeth that cannot be saved by conventional means.
Implants can range from single-tooth replacement to a complete upper and lower arch replacement.
Dental implants are made of titanium and the crowns are usually made of high-grade porcelain fused to precious metals such as gold.
Implants require little maintenance. This is one of the biggest differences between this option and dental bridges. High quality implants can last a lifetime. Dental crowns and bridges will have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.

Suitability for dental implants

You are a candidate for dental implants if you:

  • Have adequate bone (in terms of both quality and volume)
  • Practise good oral hygiene
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Meet the general medical requirements.

Bone quality and volume will be assessed by an examination.


Is your loose denture causing you to:

  • Miss out on life’s simple pleasures?
  • Miss eating your favourite foods?
  • Be afraid to laugh, simile or speak in public?

What is denture stabilisation?

The system consists of a miniature titanium alloy implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket with a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture firmly in place. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micro-mobility while withstanding natural lifting forces.
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